The latest episode of MuggleNet Academia is now released for your listening and academic pleasure. Lesson 17: 'Can Harry Potter be compared to the Comic Book Superhero?' moves at the speed of a single bullet as we discuss the correlations of the comic book superhero and whether or not we can see similar characteristics from 'The Boy Who Lived' in the Hogwarts Saga.
Join the Host of the show, Keith Hawk, and Co-Host John Granger, The Hogwarts Professor and author of The Deathly Hallows Lectures, as we are joined by Professor Chris Gavaler, English and Creative Writing Professor at Washington and Lee University, along with our student guest Corentin Faniel from the University of St. Andrews in the U.K. and webmaster of the French Harry Potter website, La Gazette Du Sorcier.
- Does Harry Potter have the traditional qualifications of a comic book superhero?
- Is Harry more like Kat El or Bruce Wayne than Oliver Twist?
- Is Harry a vigilante? Does not co-operating with the Minister of Magic put him outside of the law like the traditional superhero?
- Is Harry one of the classic original superhero's like Superman, Batman, Captain America, and even...the Klu Klux Klan???
- And much more!
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Posted by Keith
01-22-2013 at 01:05 AM